Dora Flood We Live Now

Dora Flood We Live Now

Dora Flood have been doing what they do for some time now. They’ve been, in fact, doing it long enough that they aren’t really part of the shoegazing revival — they were part of the original scene. With five albums in their back catalogue, all of which can be downloaded for free from the band’s website, they’ve evolved gradually into the band that have just released We Live Now. According to the group, this is their heaviest record, although that doesn’t push We Live Now into metal territory. That said, they’ve definitely mastered the dirty guitar sound that made Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s first album so memorable, and that is what they rely on to drive the majority of the songs forward. They haven’t turned their backs on their early days, with some dreamier tracks that hint at early Pink Floyd. The good news is that this laidback psychedelic sound works well for them. While it isn’t a terribly exciting album, people who like this kind of thing will like it a lot. (Elephant Stone)